AP EXAM FAQS
Registration Deadline: November 8, 2019
How do I place an AP® exam order?
STEP 1: Activate your exam – Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you receive from your teacher for each of your subjects.
College Board profiles are the same accounts used to order SAT® exams, or to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one (see below for tips.)
If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account’ on http://myap.collegeboard.org
Students will obtain a Join Code (access code) from their AP® Course teachers. Join Codes for the MyAP Site are subject, teacher and class period specific.
ALL Students should complete the Join Step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP.
Once the student has joined the online AP® Class group, they will be prompted to complete the MyAP Registration Profile pages.
Students choosing to take the optional exams in May will then also activate the exam by clicking on “Register for Exam” and confirming the exam terms. An activated exam will look like this:
⇒Deadline to complete the Join Code step: November 8, 2019.
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit fees for AP Exams” below and submit your fees.
Payment for exams may be done via credit card or debit card, OR by mailing in a check or money order. There will be an online payment fee of 3% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online registration form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by November 8, 2019 to activate the exam order and avoid penalty fees. Exams active on the MyAP system and without a corresponding exam fee payment by November 8, 2019 will be deactivated. A $40 penalty fee will be charged on top of the exam fee for any exams re-activated after November 8, 2019. Last day to reactivate an exam is February 13, 2020.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
Starting in August 2019, College Board has launched a new system that all students join if enrolled in an AP® Course. The MyAP system provides students a variety of excellent, College Board vetted FREE resources to apply to their AP Course and AP® exam preparation. In addition, students will now JOIN the AP ®Group and complete the Registration Profile section on the MyAP website to enable custom printing of AP® exam barcode labels for each student for exam day. No more pre-administration sessions!
Tips for setting up your College Board Profile on MyAP:
– Use an email address that you will have access to throughout high school AND university and that is checked frequently,
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities. Double check that it’s YOUR name on the account – it may sound silly, but out of habit a parent may have entered their own name, or even autofill may have entered a name for you that is not correct and will delay your score reporting to Colleges and Universities.
– Enter your School ID in to ensure accurate attendance reporting to your school on exam day
– Select your college or university to receive your scores: Navigate within MyAP to ‘Send Scores’ and enter a college/university to receive your scores in July (mostly applicable to seniors.) If a request is submitted by June 15 of the year in which the exam was administered, the score report is sent with no fee by The College Board. Send requests after June 15 of the same year as the exam will automatically incur a College Board Score Send Fee.
I can’t access my College Board Profile account or am not sure I have one. What do I do?
The College Board Profile is the same account used to access your past years’ AP® scores, PSAT® scores, and SAT® scores. Do not create a new one! Each student should have only ONE unique account. If you are unable to access the account, try using the ‘Forget Password?’ link on http://myap.collegeboard.org OR email firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 888-225-5427 for assistance.
Where do I get the Join Code to complete the join step on the MyAP site?
Join Codes are subject, teacher, and period specific. Please see your AP® teacher ASAP to complete the step by November 8, 2019.
What if I miss the November 8 deadline to submit fees?
It is CRUCIAL to meet the deadline. A penalty fee of $40 per exam will be charged for registrations after November 8. Last day to submit a late order is February 13, 2020.
How do I submit the exam fees?
Payment for exams may be done via credit card or debit card, OR by mailing in a check or money order. There will be an online payment fee of 3% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online deposit form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is November 4, 2019.
Can I cancel my exam?
Refunds/Cancellation: Students who submit a cancellation request by 11:59pm PST on November 8, 2019 will receive a full refund exam fees submitted. To cancel email email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school and the title of the exam to cancel. Cancellation requests submitted after November 8, 2019 and before April 1, 2020 at 11:59pm will receive a partial refund. A $40 unused exam fee will be forfeited per exam cancellation.
Students who paid less than the $40 unused exam fee will be billed for the difference.
Can I change when I take the exam?
Exam times are set by The College Board. Note that AP® Exams must be taken only at the times established by The College Board. Exams administered by Mission Bay HS will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board: CLICK HERE.
How can I earn college credit through AP®?
If you take the AP®exam in May, you can earn college credit by earning a score of a 3, 4, or 5 or the exam. To determine what score you will need at one school, use the College Board’s website: AP® Credit Search
How do I receive my scores?
By completing the exam activation process on the MyAP site, you will be issued a unique AP ID number. Scores are usually available in early July by using the AP ID and your College Board log in to retrieve scores at http://apscores.org
Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP® Exam testing facilities. However, each student does need a CURRENT picture id, such as a school ID or a driver’s license. Without picture ID students will not be allowed to enter the room.
What may I bring with me to the exam room?
Students MUST bring a current picture ID, at least two #2 pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable. No cell phones, smartwatches or electronic communication devices are allowed. No MP3 players are allowed. No highlighters are allowed. Students may bring backpacks, purses, or bags to the testing room, but will be directed to place those items in a specific location inside the exam location. Water is the only liquid which may be brought inside the exam room. Snack items brought to the testing room must be stored in clear plastic bags.
When do I need to report to the testing room?
For morning exams, students need to report to the library at 7:30am. For afternoon exams students need to report to the library at 12:45pm. We encourage students to be on time for check in since there is identification information that must be completed before testing can begin which adds additional time to the testing time. For security reasons, students will not be admitted to the room once the exam materials have been opened. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the room are considered ‘no shows’ and are not eligible for any refund.
How do I know how long the exam is?
Exams are either Morning (AM) exams or Afternoon (PM) exams. On average, exams last 4.5 hours (this includes approximately 45 minutes of time spent on completing identifying information, etc.) Students should notify coaches, parents, etc. accordingly since no early dismissal is possible from the exam.
Do I need to excuse my absence from school during the exam?
You will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.
What if I have more than one exam scheduled for the same day and same time? What if I have two exams scheduled on the same day?
College Board makes provisions for students who would like to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT same time and date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to get information on late testing locations and information. Unfortunately, you would not be eligible for late testing if you are taking two exams back to back (i.e. one in the morning and one in the afternoon).
What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?
Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and all examinees are excused together. If a student leaves without permission, their exam will be collected and submitted separately to College Board. Their score will be cancelled and no refund will be possible. Exams are approximately 4.5 hours. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.
What if I get sick and can’t make the exam?
There are provisions for students who become sick or injured during or right before testing. In case of such an emergency, please call Mrs. Landau.